How To Get Rid Of Rash Under Breasts

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A rash under the breast is a very common kind of skin rash. Often people compare a breast rash with other skin disorders like psoriasis and eczema but in reality a breast rash is a totally different thing. The main reasons behind breast rash are excessive sweating and wearing an ill-fitting bra which can rub against the breast. Sometimes it can even be due to some kind of allergic reaction, infection of breast tissue due to breast-feeding, staying in humid atmosphere and so on. A breast rash can cause red patches on the skin, burning sensation, itchiness, skin dryness and great discomfort.

Normally such kind of skin rash is harmless but if proper treatment is not done it can lead to cracked skin and sores and serious infection! Instead of going to a doctor, you can try some simple and easy natural remedies at home to get rid of the pain and discomfort of a rash under your breast.

Here are top 10 ways to get rid of Rash Under Breasts.

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1. Cold Compresses

To get rid of a rash under the breasts you should apply cold compresses. Take some ice and wrap them in a thin cotton towel and then put it over the affected skin area for five to ten minutes at a time. Take a break and then repeat the process again. At the same tome a skim-milk and cold-water compress can provide relief from the itching and reduce the swelling that often happens when suffering from breast rash and also prevent infection. You should also try bathing with cold water as it will help in closing the pores of the skin. Closed pores means less sweating and thus it can effectively reduce the appearance of breast rash.

2. Cotton

The best way to deal with breast rash is to try to reduce the accumulation of sweat around the breast area. You can easily do it by placing a thin piece of cotton between the lower breast and the skin underneath to absorb moisture. You can also use the soft fluffy paper dinner napkins for absorbing the excess moisture around the breast area. At the same time it is highly recommended to wear light clothing preferably made of cotton or natural fibers. Such clothes are better as they help a lot to absorb the moisture and keep your body sweat free.

3. Cornstarch

Cornstarch is a highly effective ingredient that can be used to deal with the itching and burning sensation symptoms associated with a breast rash. First clean the affected skin area with soap and water, pat dry it properly with a towel. Once the area is completely dry, lightly dust cornstarch over it. Wait for ten minutes and then clean the area. Make sure not to apply cornstarch on moist or wet skin as it will increase the risk of fungal infection. Follow this remedy at least twice daily until you completely get rid of the problem.

4. Vinegar

At times the harsh chemical residue present on your clothes can also be the reason behind breast rash. You can solve this problem by washing all your clothes in a vinegar solution. Add a half cup of white vinegar in half bucket of hot water and use it to wash all your brassieres and finally dry the clothes in direct sunlight. Another option is to apply white or apple cider vinegar onto the irritated area. First wash the infected area with mild soapy water, rinse with cold water and pat dry it completely. Now take a small amount of vinegar into your palm and apply it to the infected area. Do this once daily, but if it causes discomfort, stop using vinegar.

5. Calamine Lotion

Calamine lotion when used on breast rash can also provide soothing relief from itching sensation. It will also fasten up the healing process. First clean the affected skin area with a mild soap and lukewarm water and pat dry the area with a towel. Now take a cotton ball soaked in calamine lotion and apply it gently over the affected skin area. Soon you will get relief from itchy and prickly feeling. At the same time calamine lotion will also help to keep the area dry and thus reduces the chances of infection. You must follow this remedy several times a day.

6. Garlic

A rash under the breast area can be easily treated with the antiseptic and antifungal properties present in garlic. Take eight to ten fresh garlic cloves and put them in a blender to make a fine paste out of it. Now soak a clean cotton ball into the garlic paste and apply it directly over the affected skin area. Follow this remedy three to four times a day to get rid of the problem quickly. Instead of garlic paste, you can also use garlic oil. At the same time you must increase the intake of garlic in raw or cooked form to fasten up the healing process.

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  1. patricia vaughn April 26, 2013, 12:20 am

    I use cheep diaper rash cream under my breasts when hot out, it stops me from hurting from sweat . I also use cheep diaper rash cream for my groin area when sweating or better yet , if you know it will be a hot day , put it on first thing in the morning to prevent any redness that hurts. I been doing it for a very long time. and other people doing it with great results too.

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  2. patricia vaughn April 26, 2013, 12:33 am

    I use antiperspirant deordent for my feet to stop them from sweat . works well under breast area when sweat is coming on

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  3. I rub Aloe Vera gel and wash with cold water. Keep the digestive system clean. Drink plenty of fluids. Vegetarian food helps a lot in maintaining the skin during summer.

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  4. Betty. A. Duffy May 13, 2013, 11:46 pm

    I have all of the above. Rash .when i.go to bed my breast are totally
    “”"Red”"”" my gmail Dr. Told me that it was a fungus and he was always writing scripts for Nystatin.If you can Please tell me if the underarm deodorant is good and will not cause Infection
    I would be feeling
    A lot better.My Dr retired and I Am 74 Years old,Can you please be gracious enough to help me,it never goes away!!! I used Corn Starch and to no avail,nothg! Thank you for any help you can give..Betty Ann

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    • I use yeast infection medicine if it gets really bad and it works great. I use the stuff you put on the outside not inside your private area.

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    • I will get this rash when it is hot and I sweat, To clear it up, wash with soap and water and then allow to dry completely. Use diaper rash cream and spread a thin layer on all areas affected. This should clear up the problem. In the summer put on a thin layer and it should prevent reoccurrance.

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  5. I didn’t have anything to put on my rash and it was itching like crazy. I found some orajel severe pain formula in my medicine cabinet, and rubbed it on the redness. Within seconds I stopped itching, and burning. I felt such a relief. Its been about 45minutes and its still working.

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  6. Gold Bond medicated powder works wonders for more than feet. Vet recommended it for our dog’s ear infection which was a yeast type problem. Works under the breasts and between toes. up until fairley recently every woman and lots of men used bath powders to absorb sweat and stay dry, don’t know why they have fallen out of fasion, except that big pharma and cosmetic companies can make more money out of selling all the creams and cures for itchy skin caused by dampness.

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    • Gold bond sounds like my next trick. For the moment I’m using mentholatum/ like vicks. It gas a cooling affect..this forum helps a lot.

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  7. i had the problem,i used oil and massaged it for 5mins and took bath, repeated. Also during day time whenever i get time i wiped that area with cotton to remove sweat. this soled my problem

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  8. rosey, does the oil workkkk i cant take this rush no longer it looks like its spreading

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  9. Okay, I used to get it so bad, I swear it was so hot underneath my breasts, it would get red and painful, like a welt. This is what works for me.

    1. prevention: vaseline to protect the skin from the sweat, just like diaper rash.

    2. cure: hydrocortisone cream for a little relief, If that doesn’t work, yeast infection cream underneath several times a day, (that one came from my doctor).

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  10. okay i used to get it really bad and i have used cornstarch and the rash was gone less then a day works very while…

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  11. Try Anti Monkey butt powder(theres actually a picture of a monkey on the bottle). They sell it at Walmart and is about 5 dollars for a big bottle of it. Use it to not only heal, but prevent.

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  12. i use zeasorb powder its for jock itch. its great.

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  13. I have tried bag balm and it clears it up in a few days.

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  14. I am currently suffering from that dreaded problem of us big busted girls. Powders are only a temporary solution for me. I’ve found that A&D ointment rubbed in gently does the trick for the rash and actually seems to cure it.

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    • Baking sodaaa! Sprinkle on wet wash cloth while showering GENTLY wash all around area. vinegar was already advised, both work well, especially if there is odor. However, be sure vinegar is diluted , full force vinegar can burn skin!

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    • I have had the same problem for almost 4 months. Dr’s gave me ointments, saying it was yeast. Some relief, but skin was still red and itchy. Three days ago I started applying pure coconut oil and gently rubbing in. After 24 hours ..really.. I saw major improvement and three days later no burning, and skin color is not as red/bruised looking.

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  15. I contracted this “problem” on a hiking trip a year ago. Thought id gotten a bug bite or rash but it got worse and worse. This problem is so embarassing and painful. Ive left events because of the itching and discomfort. After trying EVERYTHING I could find online, even the $50 austrialian breast rash cream, I discovered I had the cure in my pantry. COCONUT OIL!!! Ita stopped the blistering and ofensive odor. I soak cotton balls in it and carry in a ziplock bag when travelling, just incase. Its not cured the problem completely, but has greatly diminished the severiy and with regular use, the rash is all but gone.

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  16. I have a heat rash under my breasts – doesn’t hurt, doesn’t itch – and have gotten rid of it in about 48 hours by doing this: Use Desitin (or some other baby rash cream) in the morning over the affected area. Then at night, powder with Gold Bond medicated powder. It’s almost cleared up completely in two days. Good luck, this worked for me and I’m really grateful.

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  17. My dermo doc says it is a yeast infection and to use Monastst. Yes it is the same med you use to clear a vagina lnfection. I tried all he other BS remiedies and none worked. Don’t waste anymore time with them. Momastst is not an overnight cure, nothing is.

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  18. After shower dry area thorougly and rub a few drops of pepermint oil and A and D ointment. Cures itch and burn immediately.

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  19. I have had this rash under my breasts for over 3 years I’ve been to the doctor who gave me steroid cream but still I have the rash I’m going to try all of the above solutions to see if any of them work

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  20. I also get those rashes from working out and sweating,! I really think the yeast in your body is out of balance! Candida so work on eating less foods with yeast! Try yeast free diet for a while! And yes wash and keep the area clean and dry at all times. Anti fungal cream like nystatin is the best but needs a prescription. Also try rolling up soft cotton tissues or napkins and keep them under the breasts to absorb any moisture!

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  21. Often these rashes are yeast related. When I develop one I use a yeast infection mediated cream and it clears it up. However, it is also important to treat your bras or the problem will keep coming back. Wash your bras, either by hand or in the washing machine, and add one small cap full of tea tree oil (its strong stuff, don’t overdo it) to the water, clears everything up! I also do this with my underwear anytime I have a vaginal yeast infection.

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    • can you add it with other clothes too? or just wash all bras and underwear together? ive never had a vaginal yeast infection but i get rashes under my breasts all the time, especially since i started working out more.

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  22. Thanks lots of informative information

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  23. I will give all these a try. Thanks.

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  24. Hi everybody.
    I am taking care of a 83 years old dialysis patient,who can take only cloth wash.
    Today I just realize she has breast rush one of her breast.i just texted her nurse ,I have get replied yet.
    I don’t know if is a yeast enfections or just a rush .but I will use balmex diaper rush cream..

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  25. I get that problem from time to time. My grandmother gave me athletes foot cream. It helps with the rash and gaulding I get. I swear it works

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  26. CHLORHEXIDINE SOAP WILL RESOLVE THIS PROBLEM

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  27. I’ve got hives, they’re spreading. I’ve got almost a purple rash that’s peeling the skin off and it’s blood red with severe itching and burning. I woke today and it’s now under the other breast. My husband got antifungal/yeast infection cream and so far, the pain is gone and I got a cooling sensation. I use Gold Bond BODY POWDER not foot powder to prevent this and it does work. It’s a hard product to find. I have to get it a Walgreens usually. The powder actually comes in a spray too but when I’m broken out it hurts to use. I also find taking a very soft tube sock (very clean of course) and simply tucking it between my bra and breast helps with pain, keeps the area dry and helps with itching. I don’t like using paper, it curls up and can drop out of your shirt. I’m currently taking a cotton ball and straight antiseptic to it right now because it’s so bad to kill any bacteria. It hurts/stings like crazy but it does dry things up right away.

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  28. I swear Im not trying to be funny! I lived all summer at a campground in my camper. This rash happened to me. I knew that it was from sweating so much and my bra irritating it. I also went to dr. got creams that didnt work, tried antifungal creams and put a soft pieco of cotton cloth between my bra and skin. That helped but I was absolutely miserable. Now, I dont know how perfect your bodies are in but Im not heavy Im 5″6 weigh 150, BUT I have had 4 kids and am 54 years old so I finally realized (after trying to just go without abra) that until I got my boobs up off the sore ares that nothing was going to work. Moisture just made it worse. So I bought some generic antifungal powder and put that on after I showered then I (dont laugh) used masking tape at bedtime to keep my boobs up where they use to be before children. About 3 nights of that and mine went away, and mine was so bad that the red was shiny!! I blamed my kids for that one.

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  29. Hey yall, I have a red rash under my boobs. It hurts and stinks and stings…is their any over the counter meds that I can use to get rid of this. I wear a underwire bra and my boobs r 38dd where for a 29yr to me lol. Anyways I need help! Please help!

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  30. Go to the dollar store…
    Go to the aisle with the foot/jock sprays..
    Grab a can..
    When you get home, spray under your breasts.

    It’s going to burn. But I PROMISE you. This will give you relief QUICKLY and for a LONGER period of time.

    I tried gold bond. .itching was persistent. .
    Tried oil after shower.. helped a little.. but I’m used to having very fine breasts. . And without that cheap anti fungal jock spray they would not be at their current glory…

    Save $10. Go to the dollar store.

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  31. Hi guys.
    2 days ago i noticed a big rash under my breast so i searched about and i got info that its a yeast infection. So at first i tried the turmeric solution it worked well but later i found that my dad have BETADINE Antiseptic ointment for bactericidal, virucidal, fungicidal and sporicidal. It work really well in less than 24 hour the rash and the red spot are gone. I used it 2 times a day after bath.

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  32. I have suffered with the moisture and irritation of under the breast rashes for years (since I began running). Now, as the warm weather is coming on, I decided to jump the gun and get some relief before the irritation becomes unbearable. In the past I used ‘Bag Balm’ antiseptic ointment (a greasy vaseline type ointment made for…cow udders between my breast and sports bra. It worked well, but ruined my expensive bras.Today, I bought the diaper rash cream ‘Penaten’, and bought a Bali no under-wire bra to wear around the house to give my breasts a bit of ‘lift’ off my abdominal area. The relief was nearly immediate. Not only does the white cotton bra absorb excess moisture, but the Penaten form a barrier between my skin and any moisture. Also, the bra is so comfortable and soft, I can sleep in it. Bali has ‘prettier’ bras with the same basic structure which I’m sure would work for a night out with a bit of drying/anti-itch powder.

    As the hot weather comes on, I may consider a Monistat type remedy if need be, and perhaps a drying/anti-itch powder (like Gold Bond) should my present ‘fix’ not hold. But for the time being, a cotton bra (no wire, but with a two inch or so band beneath the breasts to keep them ‘elevated’, and the barrier cream gave me near immediate relief). During exercise a good sports bra (not too tight) with moisture wicking properties should do the trick. I believe this is a ‘trial and error’ type situation, as we all have unique bodies and situations. For me, the common sense ‘no moisture’ and ‘lift’ is a good place to start. I wish you all luck, as I know very well how aggravating this condition can be. Also, if OTC tinkering doesn’t provide reasonable relief within a reasonable time – PLEASE see your Dr.

    Good luck!

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  33. My problem is I have the itchy red rash on the sides of my breast.. I’ve used almost everything mentioned a few that I haven’t I will try. Its mostly my left breast that has the problem. It will itch to the nipple also driving me crazy.. I am big busted woman 50 yrs old so if any other suggestions please let me know. I have been to Dr creams that don’t work & I have had a mammogram so all ok there. Thank You

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  34. Can anyone tell me what,s happening. My both breasts underneath are blood red and very painful. They also feel swollen. When washing underneath the pain is unbearable. Under the left breast, the skin is cracked open. I,m using baby wipes to cleanse underneath both breasts, patting dry. Then applying peneten cream ,used for diaper rash.This is the first time I have had this. However, as of yet, no itching.

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